10 years of touching hearts

December 27, 2013 by  

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by Amanda Clark, adult programming supervisor Happy New Year! While I love the idea of a new year and new beginnings, the change to a new calendar also makes me a little sad. The Christmas season, for the most part, highlights giving and altruism. The turn of a new year, seems to me, just the opposite. I have unofficially named the day after Christmas, “The Most Depressing Day of the Year.” We spend a great deal of time, effort, and … Continue reading

The value of your library

December 2, 2013 by  

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Your tax dollars at work by Debbie Cosper, BCPL director By now Boyd County residents have received their tax bills. Like most things, some people paid it without really looking at more than the grand total. Some probably looked more closely, and some I’m sure grumbled about having to pay it at all. But I’m also sure that almost everyone wondered what each entity does with what they get. Well, I’m here to tell you exactly where the library’s portion of … Continue reading

Checkout … a kiosk?

November 19, 2013 by  

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It won’t be long until many of us are spending many hours in local stores and malls, trying to find that perfect gift for someone special. Heck, some of you have probably already started your shopping, and maybe even finished. But not counting those over-achieving shoppers who will be lounging around watching movies and sipping egg nog during the next month, or those who do their shopping from in front of a computer, there will still be an abundance of … Continue reading

Libraries in the future?

November 19, 2013 by  

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Things to think about By Leigh Scaggs, Boyd County Public Library network administrator Yes, libraries are changing, that is true. When you read about it, it’s frequently from a doom-and-gloom perspective, predicting the demise of the public library.  But here at Boyd County Public Library, we know the reverse is true! BCPL is taking this time of transformation seriously and rapidly expanding our collections (books and music available online, online tutoring and language instruction) and services to reflect the changing … Continue reading

Free movies & TV

November 12, 2013 by  

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By Ben Nunley, BCPL circulation supervisor Do you have a Boyd County Public Library card in your wallet or purse? Pull it out. That powerful little piece of plastic now gives you access to thousands of free streaming movies and television shows. That’s because BCPL recently joined the Library Ideas network of Public Library websites, which offers access to the Freegal Movies and Television Service. Freegal (the name is derived from “free and legal”) is a new digital service with … Continue reading

Help grow the genealogy collection

November 5, 2013 by  

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By Jim Kettel, BCPL genealogy supervisor During Family History Month in October, we were able to showcase many of the treasures in the genealogy department. Perhaps the neatest thing of all, from my perspective, was when we pulled out an old 16mm projector and showed some movies of Ashland from the 1930s and 1940s. What a treat that was, to sit there and watch the people in the movies pass by the camera in the period clothing on the streets of … Continue reading

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